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11/8/2015 at 6:56pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Mucker1884 on 11/8/2015

... Needs a slight adjustment though, as we did find a little yappy dog inside the barrier, with a postman's hat in it's slobbering mouth! Bloody thing must have crawled under the bottom beam!!








11/8/2015 at 7:29pm
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keai As you have got a bell perhaps an alternative to the ridge line you could try what we use. the adjustable ridge pole. Fix it on the spike of your A frame then onto adjustable king poles. Heres a couple of pics (excuse the fairy lights)



14/8/2015 at 9:50am
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Thanks all for the great advices. Looking forward to bank holiday as make our first tarp attempt in Wales...on a cliff...wish us luck


14/8/2015 at 1:26pm
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Quote: Originally posted by keai7 on 10/8/2015Thanks all. My tarp does not have attachment points across the top to hang on a ridge line like Mucker. I presume my only option would be to hang the tarp over the ridge line? Would that cause problem for example wicking when it rains?
Chapper: Excuse this novice but why is it a problem if the tarp rubs against the ridge when there is wind?



If you hang the tarp over a ridge line, rain may run down the line under the tarp and drip from the lowest point. A simple piece of string (a 'drip line') tied just under the edge of the tarp at each end should divert the drips towards the ground before they run any further along the ridge line. See here Probably better to avoid the line going under the tarp altogether.




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15/8/2015 at 4:55pm
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Thank you Sarah I learn another useful thing today


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16/8/2015 at 12:00pm
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I use stainless steel karabinas puchased from eBay and Aldi or Lidl.

I have not seen Aldi and Lidl listing them for ages.

The go-to eBay store is Handystraps that sells all sorts of SS goodies, and the prices for their karabinas are very reasonable.

The cheapo small aluminium karabinas I had used in the past were fine too, however, I prefer SS for its strength.

As for rigde lines, I only use 1 ridge line, and have never drapped the tarp over it. The tarp is always attached via karabinas.

I do use 2 sets of poles as the second set helps to lift the tarp up for easier access.

I thank JimCall for sharing his wisdoms on tarp rigging, without his advice, I would not know about ridge line and Prusik knot.

One word of advice: make sure the Prusik knot is properly fastened without the guy loops overlapping. Otherwise it can slide, as discovered myself. Nowadays, I would double check the knots before attaching the tarp to avoid sliding.

My obligatory tarp pic, as I am rather proud of my own efforts:



DK

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16/8/2015 at 12:12pm
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Quote: Originally posted by armchaircamper on 14/8/2015
Quote: Originally posted by keai7 on 10/8/2015Thanks all. My tarp does not have attachment points across the top to hang on a ridge line like Mucker. I presume my only option would be to hang the tarp over the ridge line? Would that cause problem for example wicking when it rains?Chapper: Excuse this novice but why is it a problem if the tarp rubs against the ridge when there is wind?



If you hang the tarp over a ridge line, rain may run down the line under the tarp and drip from the lowest point. A simple piece of string (a 'drip line') tied just under the edge of the tarp at each end should divert the drips towards the ground before they run any further along the ridge line. See here Probably better to avoid the line going under the tarp altogether.




Post last edited on 14/08/2015 13:38:15



Good read and advice, thanks for sharing!

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16/8/2015 at 1:27pm
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Adding extra poles not only allows access, but also gives you something else to tension against. which not only helps to tension the tarp but creates profiles which make water less likely to pool if you set up with any sort of flat roof.
Like the yellow guy centre front on DK's photo



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